I'm it

Jeannelle @ Midlife by Farmlight tagged me last week. I’m supposed to post one picture of the view from my front door, and one picture of the view from my back door.

Of course when it comes to pictures, I can’t stop at just one.

So here’s the view(s) from our front door. I really should have taken a picture of the spot I’m standing in. Previous owners had removed the original porch. We had a new one put back on a few years ago, and I’m still in love with it.


Looking north. And the end of our driveway is a “Sugar Creek Farm” sign that oldest daughter made as a 4-H project.


Looking east. A bunch of cornstalks to rake out of the yard. There’s a story there that has to do with snowmobilers.


Looking northeast, the kid’s play area. It was finally warm and dry enough this weekend to break out the pitching net.


Looking south. The woodchip pile, some hay bales and cornstalk bales, the blue tractor, and the dilapidated machine shed. The animal sheds and lots sit on the south part of the farm.

And then there’s the view from the back door. Up until a couple of years ago, you couldn’t get out the back door because a previous owner had put that foam insulation stuff around the entire foundation and foamed right over the back door. Guess they didn’t use it. When we had the new basement put under the house we rectified that situation, and eventually added a deck back there. It’s a great spot to sit and watch the goings-on in the pasture and on the creek. No matter how hot it is it’s cool back there, sitting under a tree as it does.


Looking south. The dirt in the foreground is our vegetable garden running east-west. The cattle are still in their winter lot – the pasture isn’t fit yet to turn them out. As you can see, everybody was just relaxing and soaking up the sun today.


Looking southwest over the garden, the pasture and the railroad trestle. My favorite view.


Looking northwest, you can (sort of) see the pasture shed for the broiler chickens, and a couple of neighboring houses beyond the railroad tracks. Hoping to move the broilers out there this weekend, if the weather cooperates.


Looking north we see a part of another neighbor’s farm.

Now you’re it! If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged! Be sure to come back here and leave a link in the comments to your own post. And then go visit Jeannelle @ Midlife by Farmlight. She’s a fellow Iowan and blogs from her dairy farm!

3 years ago:

Lined up at the buffet

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5 Responses to I'm it

  1. Great views – not many neighbors at all. Love the picture of the train trestle.Kris

  2. karl says:

    is that picket fence chicken proof? mostly chicken proof? i can’t blog-tag cause if i do that means i’m officially procrastinating from my paying computer work.

  3. "JEANNELLE" says:

    Scenes from many directions…..good idea! I, too, really like that train trestle and creek view. It would be difficult to find a unique scene like that around my area.They had foamed over the back door…..that’s goofy!

  4. Karl – yes, the picket fence seems to keep the chickens out. However we’ve found that surrounding the garden with knee-high chicken wire (30″?) works just fine. Our chickens don’t seem to be bright enough to fly over that short a fence!

  5. Aileen says:

    I considered myself tagged – and inspired! I wish I could post an expansive 360 too, but a muddy driveway (and two hounds gleeful for the sunlight that is melting everything) and a flooded backyard will have to do!